Talk:Rei's Grandfather

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Actually I remember reading somewhere that he is Rei's maternal grandfather, is this true or is it never said either way? GracieLizzie 11:44, 5 June 2006 (MST)

It might have been stated in the manga (don't know for sure, but the Casablanca Memory thing would be the most likely bit to consult for a confirmation). In the anime it's certainly never mentioned. When Rei answers the phone at the shrine she says "Hino desu", but I don't know if that should be translated as "This is the Hino residence" or just "This is Hino". If the former is true, then it would suggest she lives with her paternal grandfather in the anime. Dooky 11:53, 5 June 2006 (MST)
He doesn't mention if he is her maternal or paternal grandfather in my copy of Casablanca Memory. He does seem critical of Rei's father in it which did at one point make me think he was her maternal grandfather but this is no more than speculation on my part. GracieLizzie 12:02, 5 June 2006 (MST)
Another thing to consider... in SuperS, Rei's Grandfather mentions having no male heir, and wanting Rei to marry so that the shrine would pass to her husband. That migh imply that he's Rei's maternal grandfather, although gaian, we don't know anything about Rei's father in the anime. He could be dead, or else Rei's Grandfather could have written him out of his will. Dooky 12:13, 5 June 2006 (MST)
desu means "to be", FTR. DENelson83 01:17, 11 June 2006 (MST)
Yes I know. I was just wondering if it had any particular connotations in this context. Dooky 01:57, 11 June 2006 (MST)

Depends on context. In this case, it's a house phone, she's saying residence. If I picked up my cell phone and said "Navok desu" it'd be referring to me.--WikiSysop 05:39, 11 June 2006 (MST)

That's what I thought. If she answers the house phone with "Hino desu" that implies that her Grandfather's surname is also Hino. Kind of indirect evidence though. Dooky 06:38, 11 June 2006 (MST)

I read somewhere that Rei's Grandfather's given name was Opa. -- DENelson83 11:08, 18 August 2006 (MST)

I've never heard that. Don't suppose you remember where you read it? dooky 11:15, 18 August 2006 (MST)
No, but this webpage supports that claim, although I don't think it's right, because it calls the temple "Hiragawa" (which could, however, be an alternate reading of "Hikawa"). -- DENelson83 11:19, 18 August 2006 (MST)
Oh, wait... That's what they call him in Germany! [1] -- DENelson83 11:22, 18 August 2006 (MST)
Yeah, I was just going to point that out. 'Opa' being German for 'grandfather'... dooky 11:24, 18 August 2006 (MST)